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Lantra Careers Competition
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:41

There’s just over a month left for pupils to enter Lantra’s Careers Competition. With prizes including a tablet computer, e-reader, digital camera and £250 of training vouchers, this is one competition not to be missed! 

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Teaching and Learning at your local dairy farm
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:37

guernseycalf011Children of all ages can benefit enormously from visiting a working dairy farm and a film is available to help teachers understand the benefits and to answer some of the questions teachers might have about arranging such a visit.

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Essex Packed Lunch Plot competition
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:34
Edible Essex would like to invite all Primary Schools in Essex to take part in the ‘Packed Lunch Plot’ competition. Win some FANTASTIC PRIZES for your school by planning what to grow in a small plot and then designing your own lunch menu using the produce. In addition to the £1000 of equipment, the winning school will enjoy a free visit for their class to RHS Hyde Hall to plant their winning design and their teachers will receive 2 RHS training vouchers. Runners up will each receive £200 in gardening vouchers for their school and 1 RHS training voucher. For full details see here: http://edibleessex.org.uk/pplcompetition/
 
CEVAS Wales course
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:00

FACE200lowAre you a farmer, smallholder or community gardener who is interested in hosting school visits? Or do you work for an organization that runs countryside visits for schools?

 

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Green Growth 2 Exploring Sheet
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:37

Wind turbineFollowing on from an earlier Exploring sheet about types of  green energy, a new addition to the Exploring series tackles the topic of wind farms.

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Free CPD Training in Bristol
Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:00

FACE200lowWindmill Hill City Farm is working with FACE to offer free CPD twilight training for teachers and teaching assistants.

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Sign up for the latest FACE/Farms for Schools Conference!
Friday, 25 July 2014 13:00

FACE200lowGrowing Links for the future of agriculture and related industries.

An exciting conference to be held at the new Farmschool at Annables Farm, Harpenden. This one day event is aimed at farmers,  teachers and others who work in agricultural linked industries and want to work together to increase young people's understanding of the opportunities in modern agriculture and related industries.

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Jordans Wildlife Garden to be re-planted in three schools
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:58

Hampton CourtJordans Cereals unveiled its very first show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. ‘The Jordans Wildlife Garden’ was created by award winning garden designer, Selina Botham, to reflect a long-term commitment from Jordans to supporting wildlife habitats.

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Science Skills Sharing
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 13:58

Science Skills ShareFACE has developed a new resource entitled Science Skills Sharing which comprises a selection of hands-on science activities. These resulted from  an event in Derbyshire attended by outdoor educators including Peak District Rangers, Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service, National Trust, Wildlife Trust, farmers who offer educational visits and, of course, FACE.

Read on for ways to introduce fun science into your programme of activities!

Download the Science Skills Share booklet.

 
Bread in the new Curriculum
Friday, 07 November 2014 10:11

breadTeachers are invited to a bread making workshop to take place in Norwich on January 31st.

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British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business by nominating FACE in celebrations
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:59

BHTBritish Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets. To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education). As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk.

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Fantastic location and inspirational speakers!
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:04

logoWhat better words of praise could we have received about the FACE/FFS Regional Conference held at Annable's Farm in Hertfordshire?

Over 40 attendees enjoyed the stunning surroundings of Ian Pigott's new Farmschool where we discussed "Growing links for the future of agriculture and related industries."

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Natural Solutions for Tackling Health Inequalities
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:33

NatEng 700x700pxConcern about the health of the nation through physical inactivity has never been higher on the agenda and it is very timely that the Natural Solutions for Tackling Health Inequalities report, which shares the opportunities that the natural environment provides for low cost solutions, is launched.

To read the full report visit www.instituteofhealthequity.org/projects/natural-solutions-to-tackling-health-inequalities

 
CEVAS courses available
Friday, 15 August 2014 09:42

ATF A7 BlockFarmers and farm educators are reminded of forthcoming courses on which places are still available.

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Countryside Crafts seminar
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:19

Rural Crafts 061An exciting new seminar for teachers and farmers will be held in Staffordshire on October 3rd.

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Countryside Classroom, building a brand new sector-wide educational resource
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:39

UPDATE July 2015:  www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk is now live.

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Countryside Classroom, a sector-wide collaboration, will promote learning both in the natural environment and in the classroom as it announces the development of a brand new online educational resource for anyone involved in the education of pupils across the curriculum.  It will be launched in the spring of 2015.

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FACE Fruity Frolics
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:44

Fruity Frolics 14FACE team members were once again offered a fund raising day at Whetstone Pastures Farm, thanks to FACE member Sandra Herbert.

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Acclaim for Isle of Wight's winning young cooks
Monday, 30 June 2014 15:26

IOW cookeryTwo 14 year old cooks from the Isle of Wight have been crowned Create & Cook Competition champions by BBC2’s Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Chef Steven Edwards, winning praise for their impressive use of Island produce as well as £1000 for their school’s food technology department.

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